Easy feel good answers/solutions are just that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They are sleeper pills meant to lull you out of the complex, nuanced human condition.
I mean for centuries (who knows how long really) we’ve struggled to create inner peace, harmony amongst ourselves, and understanding between each other.
Take fear and anxiety for example.
These emotions are powerful and valuable.
They contain a wealth of information we often don’t know how to access it.
All emotions serve us.
Science has proven our cells carry trauma and generational memories as far as 14 generations back.
Stop and think about these implications.
I imagine our DNA carries memories wayyyyy beyond that time/space but we have yet to discover it.
So that ripple of concern, grief, or rage is most likely magnified by echos from the past.
If this is true, which I believe it is, how can this influence what we think, do, and say?
Sure I am my own person but I am also the combination of so many things, people, past/present...
I cannot help but think back on the days when Elkhart Tolle wrote a book about the New Earth and how warm n fuzzy it was and then I think about how that book is bullshit and provided zero value to me then and certainly not today.
This business of dreaming a new world cannot happen in silos of selfishness, savior-hood, or superiority. It happens when we can get in the trenches of our mistakes, shortcoming, and failures, and also access our inherent brilliant creative potential.
You can’t teach this. It must be directly experienced. This is why sharing personal stories and truth is so powerful and important because anyone at anytime can wake up and get ‘it’ that next important piece of the puzzle. #invoketheinvisible#consciousevolution#integration#gritandgrace#thirdeye#intuitiveliving#healing#healinghappens#healer#newearth#uplevel#psyche#beinghuman#psychic#intuitiondevelopment#3rdeye#sacred#alchemy#seer#natureismychurch
I talk a lot about cultivating strength to sit in discomfort, now more than ever I must walk my talk. In case you've been living under a rock, we've got work to do. Race issues are the primary issues of our time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don't know about you but when I die I wanna know I put skin in the game making life better for us, collectively, not just me and mine. This work starts at home and with me.
I'm not a role model or an anti-racism educator. I offer my experience as a mirror because truth serves.
>>>> There are two major opportunities available right now.
First @rachel.cargle is hosting a #dothework 30-day challenge. Sign up for it using the link in her profile. Her work is brilliant and sure to illuminate.
Second Layla Saad @wildmysticwoman is hosting an IG challenge over on her account. I recommend you watch the IGTV videos and follow #meandwhitesupremacy .
Thirdly (not time sensitive/it’s on going) Sharyn Holmes of @gutsygirlart has the most extensive/comprehensive reading resource list. I hope you'll follow that link in her profile, download it AND then put it to good use.
I'll be following up shortly in the comments with the answer to the #meandwhitesupremacy prompt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
FYI one of the indispensable tools I consistently rely on while doing this work, or ANY triggering process work, is utilizing my dedicated debrief buddy. We hold each other accountable, share resources, and process privately.
As Layla says, (I’m paraphrasing) ‘ my level of personal discomfort PALES in comparison to the lived experience of BIPOC folks, it is but a drop in the bucket’. ⚡️update⚡️ I’ll be placing each prompt/daily reflection in the comment thread.
I’ve noticed the glamourization of being a healer and intuitive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚡️ I’m sure you’ve heard healers are conduits for #energy and don’t actually #heal other people, people heal themselves. This is true but what isn’t being said is that we do directly engage in warfare and negotiations w malicious/menacing/oppressive energies and entities regularly and that shit will wear you out.
⚡️ I’ve never ever been a love n light kind of gal, although that certainly holds its place in the scheme of things. My sensitivity and intuition have never allowed me to turn a blind eye to harmful elements at play. You see we are so powerful w our words and thoughts that they are often obtrusive psychic attacks recklessly sent out into the world.
⚡️ The amount of support and information available beyond the veil is mind blowing. But if you really want to see and prepare and adjust you must be willing to hear things that shake up your understanding of life and your world view.
⚡️ Sometimes messages soothe the soul, other times they jolt us out illusion
⚡️ The #seer sees inter-looping circuits and dimensions simultaneously while also showing up as a fallible, imperfect human being- it’s quite the wild ride
⚡️ oh and the secrets we hold- I tend to air on the side of not sharing things and stories because it’s so personal, delicate, and revealing that to speak of such things publicly is inappropriate but that’s just my point of view
If I’m not vigilant about my curating sphere of influence I pay the price ...
⚡️ #highlysensitive people are more naturally attuned to trauma and suffering - I think bc most of us have experienced both and it’s left a lasting mark on how we perceive and interact w the 🌎
⚡️#hsp have the depth and ability to hold many realities at once and identify (to varying degrees) with each layer
⚡️these two realities mean we must treat our #joy as if it were as important as food, water, and ☀️ because IT IS
⚡️you can both be in a deep process and protect your joy
💋✌️⚡️ #invoketheinvisible#mamabear 🐻 #fiercekindness#traumainformed#powerfulwomen#sensitivity#sensitiveandstrong
Some days I can take on the world others I wanna be low key and in “slug mode” as my friend Laura Gates says. Both modes serve. Today I lean into rest to support upcoming commitments and engagements ⚡️#invoketheinvisible#restisrevolutionary 🐾
Being of service is a pillar of being a good human.
For me the requirements are that I give selflessly, without expectation and simply for the sake of giving back because I can.
Over the years I’ve had formal service positions on committees, visited prisons and treatment centers providing a message of hope and unconditional acceptance regardless of addiction and the choices we make in slavery of it, and visited the elderly who’ve been tucked away and written off.
You don’t have to have grand, formal agreements to give back though.
Now I have zero official commitments except to the earth and her inhabitants.
I pick up trash off the ground when I see it. Doesn’t matter who put it there, I am an earth keeper 🌏
I also put money behind causes that I believe in like dismantling racial injustices and supporting women.
Now more than ever is the time to: ✌️speak up when you see injustices in your community and require that people be held accountable for their actions/choices ✌️expand your sphere to include exposure to how others are experiencing life and ask yourself what can you do to make a difference (see link in profile for resources) ✌️cut back on disposable plastics and over-the-top conveniences that have severe trash implications ✌️reduce toxins you put in your mouth and down the drain because both have a delicate ecosystem
Happy earth day 🌏 my earthlings #earthday2018#recoveryhappens#invoketheinvisible
^ Why I’m rolling my eyes when people preach law of attraction.
No foolery here.
Yes! You can attract things you want.
Yes! Focus pays off and creates momentum.
But kinks and road blocks and setbacks are a reality.
The real skill to develop is keeping your #spirits strong, resilient, and in tune w the flow so you can adapt appropriately 💋✌️ #invoketheinvisible
I know grief. I know illness. I know suffering. I know dying. What I don’t know as well? #joy >>> Here is one reason why I stand 1000% behind cultivating joy for ourselves. 💀 For me? It’s a matter of life n death. It’s like a foreign language. But with the desire to learn it and speak it and never ever forcing it or pretending, progress slllowly but surely emerges. For a solid two years my focus has been JOY - nothing happens over night (unless it does!) ha 😜 🌈 #heartintelligence#huntjoy#healinghappens#invoketheinvisible
I take hydration seriously.
As someone who lives with the reality of chronic illness/pain water can be the difference between "making it" or "breaking it." When I caught the winter plague this year, thanks to my kids, each time I swallowed I felt a million tiny stabbing knives. Naturally, I minimized the frequency of doing so.
Several days steamrolled into a flare-up. While my illness eventually subsided, I was facing a considerable uptick in whole body pain, and it was here to stay.
It's a good thing I talk to angels because they communicated ultra clearly that I was dehydrated.
I balked at the notion, believing it had to be more difficult than that but a quick hand hydration test (Swipe to see it in action) indicated hydration was needed.
I’m sharing about how I committed to a hydration reboot because I’ve found it has a noticeable impact on pain. >>>> Your Hydration Reboot<<<<< 1 identify water intake goal
2 set yourself up for success
3 commit to habit, track progress
4 notice what shifts
For full deets, execution plan, and FAQ follow quick link to bio.
#voodamins#wellnesshacks you can do #invoketheinvisible#waterislife
I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately covering the epidemic of opioid addiction and how with it’s spread into suburbia, levels of concern are on the rise. All I see is trauma. Trauma preceding addiction. Trauma in the addiction itself. Trauma in violence. Trauma in underserved, overlooked and undervalued communities. Edna Chavez spoke truth about trauma at the #marchforourlives and its insidious nature (watch the YouTube vid) and SEE clearly.
Back to the opioid crises- I always think of the first responders, family, friends, and strangers who find those who’ve overdosed. That too is traumatizing.
I was a PRO in the death trade #hospice and coming face to face with someone who was dying from an overdose (a non-natural cause) is life changing.
While I waited for 911 responders to show up I struggled to clear this woman’s airway. Her face blue. Eyes bulging. Unresponsive. I felt my soul leave my body in response to this violence.
She did comeback to life. I was able to provide breath and the paramedics provided narcan.
As for me? It’s taken a minimum of a year to deactivate the trauma body and relax back into myself.
People need compassion not punishment. Also? We all need to learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of #trauma and unlearn dysfunctional behaviors. This is our life’s work as humans.
Xoxo 💋 #healinghappens#waitforit#invoketheinvisible
I don’t know about you but for me #joy is not a natural state- I have had to (and continue to) rewire my circuitry for an orientation of joy and #peacefulness . Giving myself total and complete permission to feel joy and enjoy it (pun intended) has been crucial. Most #hsp#empaths have a history of trauma causing us to be suspect of joy or the possibility there of. But I declare let us experience joy - if only for a moment ♥️ #invoketheinvisible
In struggling to understand and accept #chronicillness as well as embracing my inner coconut 🥥 I have HAD to give myself permission to construct a life that prioritizes pleasure, joy, fun and good health. Trauma doesn’t disappear from our cells but we can recalibrate ourselves for a better, more integrated life that doesn’t simply run the same ole loop.
Xoxo 💋 #invoketheinvisible#healing#wellness
If only I could go back in time and and talk to my 18 year old self who was desperately lost and empty searching for meaning in the “wrong” places, to the girl whose body was “ideal” but never felt comfortable in her own skin. Here I am alllllmost 35 wearing a two piece and feeling good in my own skin. I don’t want to be anybody else but me to the x power. I listen to my body every second of the day. Turns out she doesn’t like most of the food available to us today and revolts at the tiniest of assaults but she is strong, resilient, and soft as ever. I work hard to stay in my body versus floating off into the cosmos. I prefer to live here, in the now, just as it is. ♥️✌️🌈 #invoketheinvisible
Better yet? They cost ZERO dollars.
Did you know your heart has its own form of intelligence?
Did you know the ♥️ is the laaaaaast thing to give out when we die?
Try working with your heart circuit each and every day. Start with the toroidal field Power Up! Tutorial on YouTube 💋
Best water bottle ever. Seriously.
I take hydration super seriously. I’ve learned chronic dehydration has played a role in chronic pain (for me) so I have to have water bottle I love.
I’ve tried em all. @takeyausa wins all day long #bestlidever
It’s got a smaller drinking opening AND a larger one for good cleaning! It’s metal, temperature friendly and beautiful.
3 of these a day keeps me well hydrated and happy 🌈 #voodamins wellness hacks you can do #invoketheinvisible
Oooh also? Painting my #nails bring me happiness and #joy#huntjoy
One year ago I was in a total health crisis where I made radical/risky decisions to put my health and well-being first. With continued focus, dedication and a few terrible horrible setbacks I’m finally feeling human again. I’ve been deep in the process of reconciling the differences between being #highlysensitive#intuitive and an #empath from #chronicillness as they don’t always accompany one another. In my 30s things changed and it’s taken me time to understand the truth of my own story. That said I am never a victim. I have always hunted down my medicine, integrated it and then brought it to others. I’m ready to start sharing the new updated/integrated version of my work. Thanks for being here 🙏 #invoketheinvisible#likeavitaminforyoursoul
#highlysensitive traveler = high maintenance ✌️ Nonnegotiable’s when ✈️ - arrive early (annoying early)
- water bottle / forced hydration
- no early flights in wee hours
- Dramamine (enough to share w fellow travelers)
- Layers and 🧦 must be able to dramatically adjust to fluctuating temps - walking, stretching every opp I can
- #KIND bars
- ear plugs, neck pillow and hat/eye mask
- bag of stones for protection
- music and 🎧 to make my own bubble
- reading material - #doTerra goto blends on hand (geranium, balance&whisper, citrus bliss, and cassia boundary blend)
- energy on point/powered up
- spirit/prayer protection (duh!)
- compassionate ♥️ for all travelers
I love to travel but it takes a toll on my system. These are just some of the things I’ve come to rely on as I travel frequently (for work, health, and fun). #shamelessly owning it #hsp#invoketheinvisible#likeavitaminforyoursoul#traveltips
This is a hand illustration of my bandwidth. About 80% of my energy and focus goes towards my health and wellness with the remaining 20% allotment towards people I love and work projects. It is what is is. I don’t pretend otherwise. Eventually my bandwidth will expand but until then 🌱🌀🌈 #invoketheinvisible#likeavitaminforyoursoul
wanna participate in A Great Water Experiment? I’m putting together a fun way for you to ingest and anchor your intentions for 2018. I’ll be sending it to my mailing list in the near future. interested? Join via link in bio. #invoketheinvisible#likeavitaminforyoursoul
I’m the gal you bring your broken heart to.
I’m the gal you tell your secrets to.
I’m the gal who catapults into the heart of the matter and helps you shift.
I’m the gal who reminds you of your brilliance and goodness no matter how hidden it is at the moment.
I’m the gal who takes your weird and mirrors it back 1000%. I’ll be sharing more and more of my artwork as a teaching tool.
But you’ll have to tune in and look past the glimmer of the rainbow.
I promise that behind this blazing beam of color is a badass m*ther f*cker who don’t mess around.
Everything is in order for the first round of messages for the #CircleofLight members which reminds me that I need to formally invite you.⠀
The Circle of Light (CIL) is a healing circle.
It's a consciously crafted, deeply #intuitive space led by #spirit guides and helpers committed to your personal evolution and expansion.⠀
It's wildly uncategorize-able.⠀
Yet profoundly personal and potent.⠀
Previous CIL participants reported having synchronistic (magical) events unfold in their own lives along side the "work" in our circle.⠀
I say "work" but it's far from it. ⠀
It's more like a refreshing, smooth influx of inspiration and insight which then permeates the fabric of who you are. YOU then internalize and integrate the messages and meaning for yourself. ⠀
What happens naturally (as a result of focused intention and intentional curiosity) is that your life expands.⠀
YOU grow stronger, wiser and more spiritually connected.⠀
+ I serve as your private sacred witness (a crucial need each soul has).⠀
Through weekly messages and sacred witnessing the CIL enlists the powers of your mind and heart while also recognizing the importance of direct, embodied experiences.⠀
Shit may get weird at times but because you are having your own experience it's magical and powerful. Even if you can't explain it, you feel it. ⠀
Your life transforms.⠀
That's how magic works.⠀
And the real world.⠀
Join me? I'd be most honored. We begin July 1.⠀
#justfortoday I'll share even more of who I am because I want to be there for those who could benefit from my support. ⠀
In a nutshell I'm a complex mash up of contradictions. I got sober at the young age of 18⠀
3.18.02 is a day forever burned in the history of me. Crippled by my own suffering, sensitivity and harmful attempts to self-medicate, I made the incredibly brave and mature decision to get clean and #sober . ⠀
I was 18 years old.⠀
Basically I've spent every single day of my adulthood actively engaged in healing and personal growth— both personally and professionally. I've rigorously studied and tested all kinds of tools, techniques, approaches, and systems as they relate to the human spirit (psyche).⠀
Since 2012 I've been developing #invoketheinvisible a methodology, including core practices which help us access and embody our wisest, truest self. This my life's work.⠀
I keep it real, everyday all day. ⠀
I equally employ intuition and intellect to teach and guide others home, back to themselves. My experience tells me that those who most benefit from me and my work are progressive, kind, complex, and soulful and value truth, growth, and depth over feel good platitudes.⠀
sure it's easy to latch onto #magic and #intuition when #synchronistic events happen ⠀
euphoric #mystical experiences are incredible⠀
but what about alllll the other times⠀
is that not magic?⠀
is that not #spirit speaking as well?⠀
of course it is.⠀
there is most certainly grit and grind to the everyday aspects of building our #spiritual connection and cultivating an on going relationship with #spirit ⠀
there's silence too, sweet sweet silence⠀
but mostly? we just truck along hopefully consciously tending our #soul and it's not so magical, it everyday-ical :) new word, I just made it up⠀
I'm on a mission help you grow and strengthen your intuition - the "easy" work is tapping into profound mystical experiences, it gets muchhh much more challenging when life hurts, or we are unraveling darkness on the interior of ourselves, or when the world itself seems to be off it f*ck rocker! ⠀
I mean I cannot possibly watch anymore airline fights (it's total madness).⠀
#grounding is the most basic yet powerful of all #energy medicine techniques. ⠀
As with most things there are many way to ground and anchor your energy. My personal fav is active #meditation i.e. #mindful walking. This has aways been a portal to truth and inner peace. ⠀
I've got a whole page dedicated to teaching you how to ground your energy + I've even put together a #relaxation script. Head over to www.sarahhnicotra.com and check out the "GROUND + ANCHOR YOUR ENERGY" page under RESOURCES. #intuition#intuitiondevelopment#intuitionarts#invoketheinvisible